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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Oakville Museum Exhibit: Freedom, Opportunity and Family: Oakville’s Black History

In-person

History & heritage Museum
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Date and time

This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.

Location

Oakville Museum

8 Navy St

Oakville, ON

Access

Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English and French.

Has gender-neutral washrooms.

About

Artifacts, pictures, text and a documentary video tell the stories of many of the African-American families who settled in Oakville and were important to the development of our community. Visitors will discover the story of Branson Johnson, a freeborn African-American, who arrived in Oakville with his family in 1855. His Certificate of Freedom from a Maryland court and the pocket watch in which it was hidden for many years are featured. Exhibit available in English and French.

Exhibit hours: Open Tuesday to Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Accessibility: This exhibit is on the second floor and not wheelchair accessible. To view this exhibit online, visit: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=jRKRJL4Z12Q

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Organizer

Town of Oakville

The Town of Oakville is located on Treaty 14 and 22 lands, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee. Oakville is home to many different First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. A vibrant and impressive community within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the Town of Oakville is a beautiful lakeside town with a strong heritage, preserved and celebrated by residents and visitors alike. Since the 1800s, it has become one of the most coveted areas to live and work in Ontario with 225,000 residents calling Oakville home. The town offers all the advantages of a well-serviced urban centre with first-rate facilities and amenities, while also maintaining its small-town feel.

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